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12-Year-Old Fills Neighborhood Potholes Himself

According to his mother Trinell, once Monte Scott sees a need, he usually tries to fix it himself. Which is why he decided to shovel dirt from his backyard into a pothole on a city street in front of his house. “I didn't want people messing up their cars like my mom did,” Scott said. “If somebody were to drive down the street and hit a pothole, and then would have to pay like $600-700 to get their car fixed, they would be mad."

Such selfless initiative is in short supply in the world, which explains why video of his exploits went viral on Facebook, being viewed over 52,000 times in just a few days. “I was at work, and I got a text message from my niece, and she'd seen the video on Facebook,” Trinell Scott said.

Unwilling to stop at one, Monte has since filled in 15 different potholes in the area around his home. “Now people see that we in Muskegon Heights, do produce good kids,” said Trinell Scott. “Everything is not bad out of Muskegon Heights.”

Potential Preaching Angles: You can’t serve everyone or everything that is in need, but sometimes paying attention to the Holy Spirit's nudge means using your ability to meet an unmet need without being invited.

Kristine Solomon, “12-year-old boy filmed filling in giant potholes so people stop 'messing up their cars like my mom did',” Yahoo Lifestyle (4-2-19)

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